Students from thirteen Cobb County High School Work-Based Learning (WBL) programs participated in a day of professional development on Thursday, March 16th at a community center in Smyrna. The students enjoyed a conference-style setting where a local inspirational speaker, Kim Hardy, told them the importance of professionalism in her keynote address. They also learned about soft skill development and the importance of having a professional presence during workshops on “Interviewing: Make a Great First Impression”, “Leadership Lessons!”, “Being your Best in the Workspace”, “Watch out for Social Media”, “Branding You and Your Success”, and “Maximizing You!”. Business professionals from Chattahoochee Technical College, Cobb EMC, Delta Community Credit Union, Goodwill Industries of North Georgia and Wisdom to Believe all participated in the student program.
During lunch, Campbell High School’s WBL students modeled professional attire from Goodwill Industries. The fashion show demonstrated that students can dress professional, even on a budget. Each ensemble worn by the students cost less than $20. A student from Hillgrove High School said, “I will use the information from today to become the best me”.
Delta Community Credit Union,Chattahoochee Technical College, Goodwill Industries of North Georgia, Cobb EMC and Sprayberry Cleaners sponsored the event.